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Winners of First In-House Competition for 2022

On Wednesday 2nd March, 2022, SSOS held its first in-house meeting for the year. The judges results for the night resulted with: Best in Open Section and the Judges Vote: Cattleya Pumila ‘Coerulea’ [Grower: C Trainor] Best in Intermediate Section: … Continue reading

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February is an Epi Time at SSOS

The February virtual competition for 2022 was again, a ‘quiet’ time for flowering orchids, but still a time to see a few more gongora and stanhopea flowers. Apart from some other unusual orchids, it is a sunny time of the … Continue reading

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Three of the Best From Our February Contest

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society ran its members-only February virtual voting contest and as usual, there were lots of orchids to choose from. Below are the winners by member section. Novice Section: Stanhopea tigrina [Grower:A Randle] Intermediate Section: Burrageara ‘Nelly Isler’ … Continue reading

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January Flowering Orchids

The first competition for 2022 was a member’s virtual voting competition. Members provided 48 wonderful flowering orchids which made for difficult decisions when voting. Here is an example of the wide variety shown in January. Visit the January Flowering page … Continue reading

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The Outstanding Stanhopea

Stanhopea orchids are also known as the ‘upside-down orchid’, as they flower from the bottom of a hanging basket. These beauties shown here, have had a wonderful time flowering in Melbourne this year. The humid conditions in a normally dry-heat … Continue reading

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January Virtual Vote Winners

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society’s first virtual voting competition for 2022, saw 48 entries submitted. 21 in Novice, 12 in Intermediate and 15 in Open Sections. But, we can only have three winners and the members selected: Novice Section: Vanda Pakchong … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheers

The Committee and members of the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society wish all of our followers a very merry Christmas during the festive season. We look forward to enjoying face-to-face monthly meetings once again in 2022, starting with the first of … Continue reading

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The Weird and Wonderful World of Orchids

Some very interesting varieties of orchid species and hybrids are in flower in the southern suburban area of Melbourne, Victoria, known for its cool-growing plant environment. These exciting and exotic examples are flowering in December. See the full set of … Continue reading

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Have You Heard d’ Gurdies is Our Great Prize?

You can’t get anything better – orchids and wine, wine and orchids. And, that is what three Southern Suburbs Orchid Society members are going to receive for winning their section (Novice, Intermediate and Open) in the 2021 monthly Virtual Voting … Continue reading

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December Dazzlers

If you thought that orchids would have finished flowering by December, think again. SSOS Club members provided 54 entries for our December virtual voting competition. Orchid clubs and societies seldom have flowering competitions in December, so there are some varieties … Continue reading

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